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Irish Salsa Dancers

Ive been dancing and performing for the last 15 years. My goal was to always create original choreographies. I try to follow my heart and passion when I create. Never in my life did I expect people to stand up after this performance. It was a gift straight to heart. Here’s an insight on how I proceed when I create a new piece. First I have a flash… It could be a song I heard, a costume I imagined, a movie I saw, a discussion I had… this creates the initial idea. If it sticks in my head I know I’m onto something. For this choreography, on my way out of our studio, I heard the song Correla (Salsa Celtica) that one of our teachers was playing. I said right away: what is that? Irish and salsa music together? It got my attention… but at that time I was intimidated by that song and the idea of learning the basics of Irish dancing. I knew Irish dancing was hard… really hard… so I dropped the idea… Then one day, I was playing the song and my partner turned around and said… you have to do and Irish Salsa choreo on this tune. At that moment, I knew that I had to do it… the stars were aligning ;) Next step : Presenting the idea to our troupe ;) You should’ve seen the eyes of our salsa troupe when I told them that we are gonna do a Irish inspired salsa dance performance and that we are going to take Irish dance lessons. Those moments I love … cause it always starts with a feeling of this is impossible and ends with a feeling of we [...]

By |2015-11-16T14:28:19-04:00November 16th, 2015|video|0 Comments

GoPro: Virtual Salsa dancer – First Person View – How it feels to salsa with a great dancer

A while back I was watching videos on Youtube filmed with GoPro Cameras. These cameras are small, light weight and can go where no other camera can. I thought that it would interesting to film a Salsa dancer with a GoPro perspective. With the help of my good friend Audrey Gaussiran we tried to answer the following question : How it feels to salsa with a great dancer. (Filmed in our Laval latin dance studio. Special thanks to www.felixrioux.com for the camera) More Videos on our youtube channel Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 000 000 views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School https://bailaproductions.com/en/ West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 13950 Boul.Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds, QC, H8Z 1Y1 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 1555 St-Martin EST, Laval, H7G 4R4 À l'intérieur du Complexe Sportif Val-Des-Arbres Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435 Peter-Williamson Chalet (Aumais Park) 300  Cypihot, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A7

By |2017-08-06T19:26:47-04:00August 21st, 2014|video|0 Comments

I Dream of Jeannie – Salsa, Samba and Belly Dance Fusion

I would like to thank and recognize the dancers of both our dance troops for always following me and my eccentric ideas for choreographies. I don't come up with these acts all by myself. I would like to thank Julie Lamarche, a recently retired salsa choreographer with whom I have collaborated for over 5 years in order to put up acts for the amateur troop. Here's the Semi-pro troop's last choreography. It is a mix of belly dancing, Salsa and Samba, looking back to an old TV show that left its mark on my childhood. Without the exceptional contribution of Audrey Gaussiran this choreography would not have been possible. Those who know her are aware that she's a well-rounded dancer. This performance was filmed at our event DiverDanse 6. Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 000 000 views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School https://bailaproductions.com/en/ West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 13950 Boul.Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds, QC, H8Z 1Y1 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 1555 St-Martin EST, Laval, H7G 4R4 À l'intérieur du Complexe Sportif Val-Des-Arbres Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435 Peter-Williamson Chalet (Aumais Park) 300  Cypihot, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A7

By |2017-08-06T19:26:46-04:00June 17th, 2014|performances, video|0 Comments

A different kind of Salsa Congress

Once again, we've attended the Bromont Salsa Congress put together by Nancy Madison. There were performances, workshops, and nights of open dancing. This event is definitely one that cannot be overlooked by our Salsa dance school. This time around, I animated a musicality and body isolation workshop. In other words, it consists of using all your body parts to express music (well, maybe not all of them!). A Salsa Congress gives us the opportunity to get acquainted with new people and dance the night away. As for me, it's always a great pleasure to meet with my dance peers again with whom I've performed in this great environment. We've put up 2 acts this year: the first, inspired by the movie Zorro, is a mix of Paso Doble, Waltz, and of course Salsa. The second, inspired by the TV show I Dream of Jeannie, is a mix of Salsa, Samba and belly dancing. The audience's reaction to this act was phenomenal. It's always a pleasure to perform in front of such a public. As I mentioned earlier, there is something special going on at this congress in Bromont. Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 millions views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School https://bailaproductions.com/en/ West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 13950 Boul.Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds, QC, H8Z 1Y1 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 1555 St-Martin EST, Laval, H7G 4R4 À l'intérieur du Complexe Sportif Val-Des-Arbres Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435 Peter-Williamson Chalet (Aumais Park) 300  Cypihot, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A7  

By |2017-08-06T19:26:46-04:00May 9th, 2014|articles, video|0 Comments

Advantages of buying latin dance shoes

In this video Sandrina covers the advantages of buying a good pair of latin dance shoes. In a nut-shell dance shoes provide a good compromise between grip and spin. Check out this clip... If you live not too far of the greater Montreal Region check out these places: Ballo http://balloshoes.homestead.com/Index... In Laval: http://www.artisteclaude.com/ Rive-Sud: http://salsastyle.ca Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 000 000 views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School https://bailaproductions.com/en/ West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435  

By |2018-04-03T11:48:49-04:00February 26th, 2014|articles, video|0 Comments

Salsa Daily Applications

One day I had an idea : What if we mix Salsa with another daily activity... here's the result.. hope it makes you smile ;) Ilias Director -  Baila Productions More than 1 000 000 views on our  youtube channel Baila Productions Salsa School www.bailaproductions.com West-Island Dance School: 450-238-1435 13950 Boul.Gouin Ouest Pierrefonds, QC, H8Z 1Y1 Laval Dance School: 450-663-5278 1555 St-Martin EST, Laval, H7G 4R4 À l'intérieur du Complexe Sportif Val-Des-Arbres Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Dance School (Vaudreuil-Soulange Sector) 450-238-1435 Peter-Williamson Chalet (Aumais Park) 300  Cypihot, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, H9X 4A7

By |2017-08-06T19:26:45-04:00February 26th, 2014|funny, video|0 Comments